Haas's new opera Morgen und Abend premieres on Friday 13 November at the Royal Opera House. Quite a date for a big, risky premiere, no? I had a good chat with Kasper Holten, the ROH's director of opera, about why taking a risk by staging the new and edgy is more important than ever before, and also had a chat with soprano Sarah Wegener about singing microtones. Article is in today's Independent.
The book Morning and Evening by the Norwegian playwright and author Jon Fosse, by the way, is extraordinary, startling, poetic, sonorous. Read it. Fosse has prepared the libretto for Haas.
Here is Klaus Maria Brandauer, the great Austrian actor who stars in the first part of the performance, on his role.